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Miss Donna Caponi became the second player to defend the Championship successfully, matching not only the performance of Miss Mickey Wright in 1958-59, but also equalling Miss Wright's record score of 287 set in 1959.

Miss Caponi played rounds of 69-70-71-77, at the Muskogee Country Club, Muskogee, Okla., and was well ahead after 54 holes with a record score of 210. However, she almost was tied on the final hole, a par 4. Miss Caponi and Miss Spuzich were playing together, and after 71 holes Miss Caponi was just one stroke ahead. There she hit her third shot over the green, played a very poor fourth and had to sink a four-foot putt for a 6.

Miss Spuzich had just missed a six foot putt that would have given her a par 4 and a tie. Miss Caponi equalled two other records. Her 69 equalled the lowest first round score, and her 139 matched the previous low 36-hole total. Miss Cynthia Hill, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was low amateur with 294. The entry reached 131, a record.


Starts - 22

Best Finish - Winner in 1969 & '70

Rds - 81

Cuts Made - 19

Top 3 - 3

Top 5 - 4

Top 10 - 9

Top 25 - 17

Avg. - 75.33

Scores In 60s - 3

Rds Under Par - 10

Earnings - $41,451.39
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